Canadian citizens in Philippines warned of security threat
Britain, Australia and Canada joined the United States on Saturday in warning their citizens of a security threat in the Philippines, particularly in the capital, Manila.
Philippine authorities say they have no information of a specific threat against Westerners but are treating the warnings seriously.
On Friday, the U.S. Embassy in Manila said "reliable security forces" detected a threat specifically in suburban Pasay City where it maintains a residential facility and a Veterans Affairs office.
It urged U.S. citizens to avoid gatherings that may be regarded as "American events." The threat remains through Oct. 10, it added.
Australians were advised to "exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines because of the high threat of terrorist attack and the high level of serious crime."